Thursday, April 24, 2008

Our Joycean Trek

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Just wanting to be together but having no idea on what to do and where to go, from the hotel we embarked on our very own Joycean trek. We strolled down the hill, our faces lit with brimming excitement about whatever surprises the day would bring. We noticed how things have changed in the city, reminiscing how it was before. It amazed us how some things – old buildings, a certain ambience - remained the same. We saw our beloved university, a testament to how something can change yet stay unchanged.


We reached the park and chose a bench shaded by trees to rest our tired feet. The cool, crisp air enveloped us, mitigated by the warmth in his voice and the way he looked at me. Constantly stealing glances at each other, we watched the people passing by – women selling various fruits, Korean tourists, and couples like us walking hand in hand with eyes only for each other. Our conversation was punctuated by bursts of laughter and interrupted by men offering to give him a massage and women offering to give me a pedicure.

We had a joyful Joycean trek - a day filled with moments of pure beauty made perfect by its simplicity.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had similar experience. Mine was punctuated with exclamation point by bible toting pair proselytizing Christian dogmas. :)

Angeli said...

did you entertain them, at least? :)

Anonymous said...

I wanted to, but my date won't let me. :)

Angeli said...

what a bummer.. :)

was your trek as joyfully joycean as ours? :)

 
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